Legislative Forums, Meet Congressman Loebsack, State Issues

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Congressman Dave Loebsack

It is Saturday, so this means a chance to go to legislative forums or possibly meet your member of congress. As we have noted before, we get information on the legislative forums from  infonetiowa.org  

Meet Congressman Loebsack:

 Saturday, March 16

West Branch


Reid’s Beans

106 E. Main Street



Coffee Belt 210 

East Second Street

West Liberty


El Patio

214 North Columbus Street

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Legislative Forums March 16 – 22:

03/16/2019 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Legislative Coffee – Fairfield

03/16/2019 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM Eggs & Issues – Burlington

03/16/2019 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Legislative Forum – Arlington

03/16/2019 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Town Hall – Manson

03/16/2019 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Legislative Forum – Burlington

03/16/2019 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Legislative Forum – Newton

03/16/2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Legislative Coffee – Washington

03/16/2019 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Legislative Forum – Hiawatha

03/16/2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Legislative Forum – Algona

03/16/2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Legislative Forum – Monroe

03/16/2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Legislative Coffee – Harlan

03/16/2019 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Legislative Forum – Mason City

03/16/2019 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Legislative Forum – Postville

03/16/2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Legislative Forum – Knoxville

03/18/2019 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Coffee with Marti-Des Moines

03/19/2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Town Hall – Algona

03/20/2019 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Town Meeting – DeWitt

03/21/2019 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Town Meeting – Durant

03/21/2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Town Hall – Charter Oak

03/22/2019 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Office Hours – Ankeny

03/22/2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Legislative Forum – Keokuk

03/22/2019 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Listening Post – Muscatine

Forums and listening posts are listed in time and date order. Click on the highlighted event to find the location in that city. Once again, our bug thanks to the folks at infonectiowa.org.

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Bad Ideas from GOP Lawmakers
Bill # Bill Description Current Status Take Action
SJR 21 Constitutional Amendment banning abortion in all cases Senate State Government/House Judiciary Contact your lawmaker
SF 237/HF 503 Politicize judicial branch by allowing GOP to appoint all judges Senate Floor/House Floor Contact your lawmaker
HJR 13/SJR 18 Eliminates Background Checks; allows guns on college campuses, state fairgrounds, school buses House Floor
SF 508 Religious exemptions, license to discriminate (similar to North Carolina) Senate Floor
SF 372 Vouchers for private schools/home schools Senate Floor
HF 636 Allows concealed weapons in weapon free zones, courthouses, and public/private workplaces House Floor
SF 296 Reinstates the death penalty Senate Floor
SF 307/HF 438 Repeal the state inheritance tax House Ways & Means
SF 575 GOP voter suppression bill Senate Floor
Democratic Bills: Improving Life for Everyday Iowans
Bill # Bill Description Current Status Take Action
HF 135/SF 156 Fixing Medicaid Privatization House/Senate Human Resources
HF 383 Investing in public schools beyond rate of inflation House Education Committee (GOP passed another record low investment in public schools)
HF 147/SF 176 Restoring the rights of Iowa workers House/Senate Labor
SF 107 Protect the wages earned by employees Senate Labor
HF 109/SF 117 Reasonable accomodations for prenancy/child birth House/Senate Labor
SF 72 Affordable housing/revitalizing old homes Senate State Government
HF 91/SF 247 Raise Minimum Wage House/Senate Labor
SF 104/HF 221 Expand Medical cannabis use House Public Safety
HF 129 End GOP voter suppression/voter ID law House State Government
HF 501 Help working families with high cost of child care House Human Resources
Signed In to Law
HF 306 Low funding for public schools Passed House and Senate; Signed by Governor
Dead for the Year
HF 257 Eliminate education funding to Planned Parenthood House Human Resources Committee
SF 27 Prohibits tenure at state universities/community colleges Senate Education
SF 28 Vouchers + eliminate Iowa Dept. of Education & Iowa Public TV Senate Education
HF 542 Prohibits state dollars from acquiring public land for parks, bike trails, hunting, fishing, or other recreation House Natural Resources
HF 51 Allows concealed weapons in places of worship House Public Safety
SF 259 Personhood; bans abortion in all cases Senate Judiciary Comittee
HF 160 Expands & reduces requirements for Charter Schools House Education
HF 448/SF 238/SF 239 Loosens requirements on immunizations House Human Resources
HF 249 Legalize the date rape drug and other hallucinogenic drugs like LSD House Public Safety
HF 248 Legalize mushrooms and other psychedelic drugs House Public Safety
HF 118 Eliminates permits to carry concealed guns; allows guns on school grounds House Public Safety
HF 194 Requires Iowa kids to read a Russian book before graduating high school House Education Committee
HF 187 Prohibits fluoride in drinking water House Environmental Protection

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